"Waste Not, Want Not"

, by Desley Bailey


I remember my Mum saying this to me when I wanted to open a new jar of peanut butter without scraping out the old one, or when I wanted to spend my meager savings on some bubble gum, or when I wanted to peel off the outer leaves of the lettuce to get to the 'white' ones that I thought tasted better.

I guess I got the message. This week we have been pulling out old basil bushes and rather than toss it all the the compost, I have had everyone pulling off the good leaves so that I can make basil pesto out of it. So far we have two large boxes of leaves with about the same to come. So basil pesto coming to the markets this week! My Mum would be proud...

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